David Suzuki Foundation

One nature. We are nature. All people, and all species. We are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves. This is the fundamental truth guiding our work at the David Suzuki Foundation.

Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.

Our mission is to protect nature’s diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future. Our vision is that we all act every day on the understanding that we are one with nature. Today, our work focuses on three priority areas:

Climate solutions

Our goals: By 2030, in Canada, we’ll cut carbon pollution in half. By 2050, in Canada, we’ll eliminate carbon pollution and use 100 per cent renewable energy. We can overcome the climate crisis and create a promising future for all. Let’s work together to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, accelerate climate solutions and get Canada to act with ambition and urgency.

Thriving nature

Our goals: By 2030, in Canada, we’ll protect and restore the most at-risk ecosystems and species. By 2050, in Canada, we’ll conserve and restore nature so that it supports biodiversity. Nature is everywhere, and we’re all part of it. When it flourishes, we thrive — but there are limits to what it can support. Let’s respect, protect and restore nature so it can sustain all life.

Sustainable communities

Our goals: By 2030, in Canada, we’ll thrive while reducing our ecological footprint by a third. By 2050, in Canada, we’ll live within Earth’s finite limits. When we value connections to each other and nature, we all live better. Let’s reimagine communities to increase well-being and build vibrant, resilient societies that benefit everyone.

“We are creatures of the Earth, and everything we learn about the Earth teaches us about ourselves.”
David Suzuki

David Suzuki Foundation